Industrial Diseases – need free claims advice in St Margaret’s Hope?
Our injury solicitors in St Margaret’s Hope can help you make a claim against your employer if you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease. Talk to us today if you require free claims advice in St Margaret’s Hope.
There are many different types of industrial disease that workers may suffer from, some more serious and long term than others. Regardless of the type of disease or condition you have developed our injury solicitors in St Margaret’s Hope will be able to help you make a claim against your employer (or former employer).
Contact us today to find out more on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, or take our 30 second test which will find out your eligibility.
Asthma is a common condition suffered by many people of all ages and backgrounds within the United Kingdom. Sufferers encounter breathing difficulties because the airways in their lungs become narrowed. Occasionally asthma can lessen over time, with some children developing it and going on to be “cured” in their adult lives. In other situations sufferers will have to take medication all of their lives.
Although the development and onset of asthma can be “just one of those things”, this is not always the case. If you have developed asthma as a result of an environmental contaminant you could not control, perhaps due to exposure in the work place, then an injury solicitor in St Margaret’s Hope could help you make a claim for compensation.
Symptoms of asthma include:
- Shortness of breath
- A tight feeling or sensation across the chest
Although the reasons for developing asthma are varied, some of the most common triggers include:
- Cigarettes and tobacco smoke
- Animal hairs (for example cats, dogs and horses)
If you have developed asthma in later life it is likely to be down to environmental factors rather than genetically inherited ones. In many cases it is due to exposure at work, which is why it is regarded as being occupational asthma.
If you have been diagnosed with asthma recently then you may have developed it as a result of your work, then speak to an injury solicitor in St Margaret’s Hope today about making a claim for compensation.
Our injury solicitors in St Margaret’s Hope are aware that one of the most common forms of occupational asthma is caused as a result of exposure to a resin called colophony. This resin is used in the electronics industry as a solder flux.
If you work in such an industry and are exposed to colophony, your employers should be aware of the risks and should have taken the necessary precautionary steps to try to protect you from harm. This will include performing risk assessments and providing you with personal protection equipment.
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If your employer has failed in their duty of care to ensure your safety and has refused to provide you with PPE, training or has not completed a risk assessment, we can help you make a claim for compensation today. Why look anywhere else if you do need free claims advice in St Margaret’s Hope?
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown